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  • New Jersey Plan
  • Virginia Plan
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • Proposed a solution by forming a legislature of only one house and featured equal representation in which each state had the same number of representatives. The goal was for smaller states to have the same level of power in the legislature as the large states. 
  • Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Proposed a strong central government which would compose of three branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The plan was proposed to provide a system of checks and balances in order to not allow power to fall with just one branch. 
  • Great Compromise
  • Some states were in favor of a strong central government, while others states were opposed. The larger states felt that they should have more representation in Congress, while small states wanted equal representation with the larger states. 
  • Bicameral Legislative Branch
  • Slave trade could continue until 1808, but slaves would be counted as three-fifths of a person for representation in the House of Representatives. 
  • Provided for a National Government by having three branches. One was the legislative branch which would make laws, the executive would provide leadership and enforce laws, and the judicial branch would explain and interpret laws. 
  • Branches
  • The creation of a bicameral legislative branch, which gave equal representation to each state in the Senate, and representation based on population in the House of Representatives. Each state would be equally represented in the Senate, by having two Senators, while representation in the House of Representatives would be based on a states population. 
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